Ancient liberty is declining. And some are hoping that you won’t notice.
Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.
Markets are overwhelmingly good, but the results of market processes aren’t always good for everyone, in every instance. Pretending otherwise isn’t persuasive.
It shouldn’t need to be said, but the Confederacy didn’t stand for opposing federal overreach or eliminating handouts to big business—it stood for slavery.
A compilation of links to all the content associated with Fascism Month 2016.
Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
Mussolini attempted to remake the Italian mind, taking a personal interest in applying the twin tools of censorship and propaganda.
From the days of Wilson to Clinton today, the Democrats have been the party of the tyranny of the majority and limitless “planning” of others’ lives.
We treat people’s political beliefs as indicative of their character or competence, but that’s often a mistake.
Feminism is part of an interlocking family of movements aimed at human liberation, and indeed helping to achieve it, albeit in fits and starts.
D’Amato discusses the rule of the Fascist Party in Italy and draws parallels to American politics.
Distinguishing two kinds of government arbitrariness, each illustrated by a parable.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.
Smith explores Rand’s contention that America was sliding down a slippery slope to fascism.
D’Amato traces the ideological and historical roots of Italian fascism.
Zwolinski discusses what makes Lysander Spooner his favorite libertarian.
Adam Smith said taxation should be imposed in proportion to the benefits a taxpayer receives from the state and should be predictable, convenient, and efficient.
Euripides’s plays evince a concern for women and other disenfranchised groups in ancient Greek society.